by Winston "Stone" Ford
The site is going dark for today.
You should not be at a computer right now. You should be out voting or volunteering. Nuff said.
And if you haven’t figured it out yet….The Couch Sessions Proudly Endorses Barack Obama.
Voter Information from the Voter Suppression Wiki:
BEFORE YOU GO TO VOTE
- Confirm polling location: not always same as primary / caucus location. Check @ http://govote.org
- Print out voting rights: know phone numbers, rules, etc. Check out http://bit.ly/print-voting-rights
- Save election protection numbers in your cell:
- 866-OUR-VOTE / 866-687-8683
- Espanol 888-VE-Y-VOTA / 888-839-8682
- Asian languages: 800-966-5946
- Check weather
- Note nearby public bathrooms
VOTING DAY PACKING LIST
- Avoid political buttons or campaign-related clothing
- Bring I.D. just in case — see your state’s ID requirements here
(for yourself or others)…
- Bottled water. snacks
- Umbrella / trash: bags in case of rain.
- Jacket: in case of cold or to cover campaign clothing
- Folding chairs: for the tired, the injured, the elders
- Camera: to document fraud or simply history. share with Video The Vote or YouTube’s Video Your Vote project.
ACTIVITIES TO PASS THE TIME WAITING IN LINE
- Be alert for scams! for example, if somebody suggest you can “vote by phone” to avoid the line, they’re lying — call the hotline to report it
- Play six degrees of kevin bacon
- Remember favorite campaign moments
- Sing civil rights songs
- Make up new dances
- Meet your neighbors!
- If you have problems voting, call the hotline numbers (1-866-OUR-VOTE / 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA)
- Femember that voting with a provisional ballot is better than not voting at all
- If you are in line when the polls close, you are still allowed to vote